Anne was a dedicated meditation practitioner who had great devotion to her teachers. She practiced both Shambhala and advanced Buddhist practices with great exertion. She saved up vacation time from her job to be able to stay in extended retreats in her home, particularly over the holidays.
It was her wish that whatever wealth she had accumulated in this lifetime be used to support serious practitioners in their pursuit of retreat practice. This is the driving force behind the activity that we, her friends, have in converting her home into a very low-cost retreat space.